Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Garden Update.

Here is an update on my little garden.

Quite a difficult garden actually. This is the first time I have to come to terms with the fact that some things just will NOT grow here.
We were very sheltered in Combe Martin and didn't have the same problems as the rest of the coast.

This garden is south facing so gets the sun all day which would be fine but for the ever constant cold east wind. To cap it all that wind is salty!
Unfortunately we have lost a few things and look like we will loose the Acers very soon and the hops have dreadful wind burn.

We have got some new plants that seem to be working though. A Cordaline and some ornamental grasses.
The grasses seemed happy enough until the cat and dog thought that they had become grazing animals and proceeded to munch upon the innocent grasses! (told you this is a mad house)

Said grasses are now off the ground and out of harms way. You can see them at the front of the second photo.

The Lavender and the Rosemary are thriving and the rose looks pretty happy too.
All in all I am pleased with the gardens progress and am actually enjoying learning about new plants and finding out what will work.


Cellostitcher said...

What a lovely garden. You certainly have a talent. Wish you were here to take my garden in hand.

Papoosue said...

Gosh, things are really taking off in your garden now aren't they? It's looking really good Alis. My mum had the same trouble with an Acer in her garden until she moved it and now it's fine. But then she didn't have that pesky wind everywhere!

Sheeps Clothing said...

Lovely photos Alis! It seems some garden issues are universal. We have salt air issues in our garden here in Melbourne. I have a photo on my blog of a really similar rose. Its amazing that something so beautiful and fragile looking can be so hardy.
I love your orange piece in your latest post - gorgeous colour and textures.

Honeybeedz said...

I love your garden - very creative!